Republicans Aim to Reform Endangered Species Act

Wielding gavels, Republicans aim to revamp key conservation law

E&E Publishing, LLC
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Article by Corhin Hair with help from Amanda Peterka, Scott Streater, and Daniel Bush contributed.

With Republicans now in control of both chambers of Congress, Senate Democrats can no longer simply ignore Endangered Species Act reform bills passed by the GOP-led House.

Democratic lawmakers will either have to take part in Republican ESA overhaul efforts or — as some environmentalists would prefer — fight the process from the start and hope for a presidential veto if legislation gets that far.

The push has already begun.

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